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Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #285 on: September 14, 2016, 03:52:45 PM »
The latest fb posts:

* WW&F Home page - The post convention report with photos + a turntable update.

* 21 Campaign page - Wonderful news of an $18,000 gift from the estate of Dave MacDonald towards the 21 Campaign.  Dave's kindness through his will brings our fundraiser total to over $43,500 for the building of a new boiler for locomotive #10 followed by #11.  This is a big step but more funds are needed to secure enough to order the boiler plate stock.  Please consider a donation towards the solid cause of steam preservation.

* Membership - There are now over 3,600 people following our page.
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #286 on: September 22, 2016, 05:37:37 PM »
The NEWS VIEWS post tonight includes updates on:

* Section house - new grade work for the jigger track.

* Turntable - plotting the center bearing rail and end rollers.

* Locomotives - boiler desgns for #10 and 11 are all set.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #287 on: September 25, 2016, 06:57:57 PM »
The Sunday even post is a photo essay on the Fall Fest and a short update on the turntable project.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #288 on: September 30, 2016, 07:46:17 AM »
Last night we posted more news about the January Photographers trains.  Along with valuable information is a rare look at our #9 when she was in Winter service in Franklin County.  The interesting note is that every piece of equipment in the old photograph still survives in 2016.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #289 on: October 02, 2016, 07:21:17 PM »
The Sunday Evening post features turntable news plus a behind the scenes look at what keeps the shop crew working.

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« Reply #290 on: October 07, 2016, 12:40:41 AM »
The Thursday news is a look at all the projects that got attention this week.  The work will amaze and there's a surprise!  The Fall foliage isn't bad either, it's great time to be at Sheepscot.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #291 on: October 09, 2016, 07:12:26 PM »
Check the fb page tonight for a photo essay of work on the turntable over the last three days.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #292 on: October 09, 2016, 10:38:51 PM »
Stewart...Spectacular fb coverage of Operation Turntable, complete with 40 cheering observers! Many thanks. Can't wait for the first official spin.
Its obvious the desire is to get it into service ASAP, satisfying those craftsmen who built and are installing it, as well as WW&F staff and us appreciative "away" observers, the final, dramatic chapter in its awaited arrival.
2016 FWW will undoubtedly go down as the most productive ever.  :D

A couple things...
*Has anyone contacted Trains and Railroad And Railfan mags with info of this very rare occurrence of US turntable construction these days, particularly involving unique-to-most, two-foot gauge Maine railroading?

*Also, a suggestion to prevent future turntable damage, particularly to the stem wall casters...carefully level the entire "pit" area under the bridge's reach, fill it with a shallow "lift" of ballast or gravel, then stake, with rebar, a two or three-tie-high retaining wall around the 'table's perimeter, which will also serve as a low "fence", and help prevent soil rundown onto the ballast, such as been done at other 'tables.

*Even though I expected the car barn's new color to match the restroom and garage buildings' gray, it looks terrific, and is now a twin of the shop building.  Congrats to hardworking Annie and helpers.
Any reason they apparently did not finish the west wall?    ;)

 
 
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #293 on: October 10, 2016, 04:26:19 AM »
Rain on Sunday Paul. No painting in the rain.
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Doing way too much to list...

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #294 on: October 10, 2016, 04:09:39 PM »
Pesky rain. At least the hurricane decided to stay away.  ;)
Am sure Annie's Gang will "git on it agin," ASAP!
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #295 on: October 10, 2016, 08:07:10 PM »
Tonight a special report was posted about #9's first spin on the turntable and first trip pulling a mixed train to ToM facing north.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #296 on: October 13, 2016, 06:37:16 PM »
The Fall Work Weekend report has been posted, have a look at the projects and people who made them happen.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #297 on: October 16, 2016, 05:46:15 PM »
Three different WW&F pieces have now been on the turntable and we highlight one of them on tonight's post.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #298 on: October 20, 2016, 08:43:44 PM »
The Thursday "News Views" highlights progess on a number of projects including continued work on the turntable.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #299 on: October 23, 2016, 08:12:40 PM »
The Sunday Evening Post features more views of our hard working volunteers putting stain on the car barn and shows what things looked like today with a surprise at the end.